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Since the TV is in the bedroom, whatever MoBob watches, I end up watching as well. (Granted, the best accessory we've bought is wireless headphones so I can sleep in peace.) We didn't watch the finale of Lost or Law & Order, because last night was all about 24. I guess we have the movie to look forward to.

I've been playing around with MB's iPod Touch, which he bought "used" off a classmate. It's annoying that you can't get the radio on it and that one always has to be connected somehow in order to benefit, but it is a little addictive. I find it handiest actually when I want to check my emails or LJ or FB and don't want to lug around my laptop and wait for it to fire up. I've been taking to using it in bed, which is A Very Bad Habit. I still don't have the hang out of how to slide and tap though, and my perpetually sweaty hands don't make it any easier.

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On May 26th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC), themenow commented:
I take my Touch to bed too. I listen to my relaxation Mp3s so I sort of have an excuse except that I get tied up playing Skee-Ball or Bust-It or some other game...
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On May 26th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I'll have to avoid that for sure!
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On May 26th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC), wendye commented:
BKL bought me an iTouch for my birthday last year. He takes it to bed and watches YouTube. I watch ABCNews podcasts on the bus. It's much handier than I thought it would be.
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On May 26th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I'll have to try that on the Metro.
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On May 27th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I have a hard time imagining either of you enjoying 24.
We watched it this season after watching the DC season before it and watching the early seasons on DVD in between. This one was an odd season because for the longest time it didn't seem like there was any real time-based menace, until the nuclear weapon was on the loose. Then after that was solved, there wasn't a deadline any more, so the big threat was... there might be no peace agreement?

Another problem is that pretty much all the plot twists repeated earlier plot twists. Jack steals a helicopter. There's a mole at CTU. Whoever's in charge of CTU is clueless and does more harm than good. CTU is attacked. The previously honorable president does some ill-advised bad things. Despite the odd plot and repeated moments, though, I think it finished very well.

Funnier than inventing a fictional middle eastern Islamic country is that none of the people looked like they were from the same country. The IRK president could have been Hispanic, his wife appeared Iranian, the daughter seemed more Indian, the brother looked Pakistani, etc. I'm judging solely by skin tones and probably stereotyping in the process, but for a plot that was so focused on family, this sure didn't appear to be a family. Or even sound like one, as they all had different accents.

Michael
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